Pakistan succumbs to defeat against the second string England team in the third and final one-day match, who could not avoid an embarrassment of 0-3.
James Vince’s Girl Hundred en a fast fire half a century from Lewis Gregory incited the English team on Tuesday to a beautiful victory of three wickets in Edgbaston.
After losing the first two one-dayers of the three-match series, Babar Azam & Co. tried to make a strong return. Captain Babar smashed his career-best score of 158 when the visitors put 331-9 on the board after being sent in to bat.
In the replay, Vince scored a 95-ball 102 and the exhausted England series chased the giant total in 48 overs with three wickets in hand.
Short counts: Pakistan 331-9 in 50 overs (Babar Azam 158, Mohammad Rizwan 78; Brydon Carse 5/61) lost to England 332-7 in 48 overs (James Vince 102, Lewis Gregory 77; Haris Rauf 4/65) by 3 wickets.
Both teams are now tackling each other in a three-match T20I series starting from 16 July.
Here’s how Twitter responds:
This English white ball setup has been excellent for five years, but I think it has proven over the past week that the culture they have developed throughout English cricket has been creating a foundation for white ball success for years … Great to to look at … # ENGvPAK
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 13 July 2021
This is some series victory for @englandcricket. Great to see that those who get the opportunity grab it with both hands! Rejoice for all. Pakistan, on the other hand, will be disappointed (to put it mildly). They wasted a very good chance. # ENGvPAK
– Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) 13 July 2021
– Azhar Mahmood (@ AzharMahmood11) 13 July 2021
Even 400 would not be enough with such sloppy field work, Pakistan. And no excuses for unimaginative bowling. Almost as if Pakistan had no plan, no fizz. Well done England # ENGvPAK
– Vikrant Gupta (@ vikrantgupta73) 13 July 2021
This generation of cricketers is a joke 😍
– England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) 13 July 2021
Eoin Morgan spoke regularly about England’s need for more depth in the middle order. Lewis Gregory has certainly made his case in this series. Was a number of seasons for Somerset and now gives it a good chance for England.
– Rob Johnston (@RobJ_Cricket) 13 July 2021
Pakistan’s winning percentage against Top 4 ODI teams (Aus, Eng, Ind, NZ) over the past five years is only 18.42%. They won only 7 of 38 matches. #EngvPak
– Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) 13 July 2021
Try telling the 20,000 nerve wrecks in Edgbaston that it’s a ‘dead rubber’. What an extraordinary cricket game. The highest total score on this ground. Whoever wins … it was one of the best ODI cricket matches we’ve seen in a while. # ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/aUaPbQgmL8
– Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) 13 July 2021
I’m a * fan * of this English team. Thank you for a fantastic fight and for brilliantly exposing Pakistan’s deeper problems.
– Roha Nadeem (@RohaNadym) 13 July 2021
Bend @ babarazam258!
– Ian Pont 🇬🇧 (@ Ponty100mph) 13 July 2021
The 3-0 win over the second-and-a-half team drops as one of England’s biggest achievements in six years. Not for the magnitude of the victory itself, but for what it represents – a reinvention of an entire cricket culture, a philosophy built on Eoin Morgan’s vision.
– Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) 13 July 2021
As the series wins …
This one is up there 👏
– England Cricket (@englandcricket) 13 July 2021
Just at home … the crowd today … absolutely outstanding … a privilege to be a part of it 👍👍👍👏👏👏
– David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) 13 July 2021
– Benazir 🇵🇸 (@BenazirMubasher) 13 July 2021
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